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THOMSON, William (1726--1798)
An enquiry into the elementary principles of beauty, in the works of nature and art. To which is prefixed, an introductory discourse on taste. By William Thomson.
London: printed for J. Johnson, 1798 [i.e. 1799].
xx, xv*, [1], 214, [2] p., [13] pl. ; 27.6 cm. (4º)

Thomson, who was a painter, died just as his book was about to be published. A memoir of his life by W.W. Dakins, dated May 1799, was added to his book which was evidently published in that year. Watermarked 1794. ESTC n51001.

Copy Notes With a marginal note in pencil by Soane on p. 32.

Binding C19th calf, gilt double-rule spine, maroon spine-label, marbled-paper boards. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 4s., 24 October 1831. (Archive 7/16/29).

Reference Number 3450


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